We dug around a bit and were able to find out that this taping actually took place the same week that the 19-year old Prince had come out to the west coast to sign his first record deal with Warner Bros. It’s the kind of story you won’t hear about in any Prince documentaries — including those we’re offering to our subscribers on Night Flight Plus, like adventures might be something our readers would want to know about, so we asked Michael to tell us all about it.During our casual chat, Michael told us a few of the details he remembered — it was a long time ago, after all — but he says his first impression was that Prince was of course, has recently been in the news, because the original show’s co-producer, Chuck Barris, died on March 20, 2017 (he was 87).
He appears in front of the colossus to the north of the entrance.
We’re also awaiting more news about the show’s reboot, which was announced last fall.
Comic actor Will Arnett is executive producing a new for the ABC network.
In the summer of 1977, Prince Rogers Nelson — he was born on June 7, 1958, and the first anniversary of his passing is coming up later this month, on April 21st — was well known in the North Minneapolis funk-rock scene.
The hometown hero was already the talk of the town, and had been for years, after mastering several instruments — he began playing piano at age six, guitar at thirteen, bass soon after that, and had mastered drums at about age fourteen — and his band, Grand Central (later known as Champagne, and featuring both André Cymone and Morris Day, later of the Time) had been a top draw in the clubs for years.